THE Russia she said on Wednesday that her fears about her decision Turkey to sell unmanned aerial vehicles in Kiev are verified and that the drones they risk destabilizing the situation in the east Ukraine.
“We do have a special and good relationship with Turkey, but in this case, unfortunately, our fears are confirmed that equipping with similar weapons of the Ukrainian army could potentially lead to destabilization of the situation“Dmitry Peshkov, a government spokesman, said in a statement that Ukrainian government forces had used a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle to strike a post in eastern Ukraine. pro-Russian separatists.
It is noted that Ukraine has purchased advanced Turkish drones to strengthen its army and has reached an agreement with Ankara to establish production and maintenance unit for unmanned aircraft near the capital of the country, broadcasts the APE BPE.
“As soon as such weapons fall into the hands of the military, they can potentially be used in this part of Ukraine, and this only leads to destabilization,” Peshkov said, adding that “this does not help solve the internal Ukrainian problem.”
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced on Tuesday that it had used the Turkish unmanned aerial vehicle Bayraktar to force pro-Russian separatists to stop firing.
He also said the drone had shot down a artillery unit which belonged to the pro-Russian separatists using a guided bomb, as well as that the unmanned aircraft had not crossed the line of contact between the two warring parties.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, referring today to this fact, stated that Russia is in contact with its representatives Donbass (in eastern Ukraine) and verifies the information that Ukraine used the Bayraktar unmanned aircraft.
It is worth noting that Ukraine receives military support from United States and its other countries NATO.
Turkey, after all, has criticized its annexation Crimea from Moscow and has expressed its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
At the same time, of course, Ankara has forged close ties with Moscow in the fields of defense and energy.